Dental Abscess: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

What is a dental abscess and how can it be treated?

There are three types of dental abscess: gingival, periodontal and periapical

Dental abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection

Symptoms of dental abscesses include pain, a bad taste in the mouth and fever

Treatment for an abscess may involve root canal surgery

If a dental abscess recurs after treatment, the tooth may be extracted